Twitch just un-banned Donald Trump. The impeached U.S. president's official Twitch channel [Link] had been suspended for two weeks for violating the streaming video platform's rules against hateful conduct.
"Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines," Twitch previously said. "We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules."
Excerpt from reporting by The Verge:
Trump's account, which was used to broadcast new and past campaign rallies, was banned for racist comments made by the president on two occasions. Twitch pointed to remarks at his recent rally in Tulsa, where he referred to criminals as "hombre[s]," and remarks from a rebroadcast of the 2015 event announcing his candidacy, when he called Mexican immigrants criminals and "rapists."
The ban came days after Twitch swore it would crack down on harassment, as streamers began sharing stories of harassment and assault within the industry. By banning Trump, Twitch seemed to indicate that no one is above the rules.
The question now is how much longer Trump can last on Twitch. Should his campaign continue to broadcast rally streams, it's sadly probable the president will make additional disturbing racist comments — bannable offenses under Twitch's guidelines, which prohibit any language that promotes harassment based on race, gender, and other personal characteristics.
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